Re "Bring on budget cuts from sequester, hail Armageddon" (Viewpoints, March 1): I wonder if columnist Charles Krauthhammer thought through his statement before he voluntarily stepped into his self-made trap.
He states, "Because of this year's payroll tax increases, millions of workers have had to tighten their belts by precisely 2 percent. They found a way. Washington, spending $3.8 trillion, cannot?"
I'm sure Washington can squeeze out 2 percent and more -- though just about everyone agrees that the sequestration is the worst way to do it. And if the middle class can do it, and if Washington can do it, one would think that the very wealthy can and should "find a way."
-- D. Mark Wilson, Sacramento
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